Female Swedish soldiers renew calls for fireproof undies

Female Swedish soldiers renew calls for fireproof undies

Women in the Swedish army are demanding the provision of military underwear designed for female forms after 30 years of having to slip into something less comfortable.

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Teen girls convicted for harassing refugees

Two teenage girls have been convicted for their role in terrorizing refugees in Vännäs in northern Sweden last May in what was described at the time as a “lynch mob”.

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Surprise dip in Sweden’s unemployment rate

Unemployment in Sweden shrunk unexpectedly in October, dropping to 8.1 percent of the workforce, according to new statistics. Nevertheless, one in four Swedes under age 25 remain out of work.

Swede in hot seat after disputed French goal

Swede in hot seat after disputed French goal

Football commentators in Sweden have slammed referee Martin Hansson for missing a handball by France’s Thierry Henry which dashed Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup.

Theatre group woos kids with classic witchcraft

Theatre group woos kids with classic witchcraft

Autumn is the time of days shortening, temperatures dropping and skies fogging. With the dress-ups of Halloween still fresh in their minds, children young and old will flock to Dieselverkstaden in Nacka over the next two weekends to participate in an afternoon of witchery and entertainment hosted by the Stockholm Players.

Two more held as police look for second pilot

Two more held as police look for second pilot

Prosecutors on Thursday requested remand hearings for two more men suspected of involvement in the dramatic helicopter robbery of a cash depot south of Stockholm. At the same time, police now suspect a second pilot may have been involved in the heist.

Bildt fears insipid EU top job compromise

Bildt fears insipid EU top job compromise

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has given voice to apprehensions that the EU may settle on an uninspiring compromise candidate for the new post of president when the union's leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday.

Porn and gaming sites common destinations for city workers: study

Porn and gaming sites common destinations for city workers: study

Surfing for porn, illegal file sharing, and online gambling are common activities for users of municipality-owned computers in Jönköping in central Sweden, a recent analysis shows.

Italy down Sweden in Hamrén’s coaching debut

Italy down Sweden in Hamrén’s coaching debut

Despite a one goal loss to Italy in his first match at the helm of Sweden’s national side, Eric Hamrén was satisfied with his team’s efforts during an international friendly on Wednesday.

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Sony Ericsson to close Kista development centre

Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson gave redundancy notices to 130 employees on Wednesday in conjunction with plans to close a development centre in Kista, north of Stockholm.

Reinfeldt pushes for consensus on EU leader

Reinfeldt pushes for consensus on EU leader

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt made a last ditch effort on Wednesday night to get EU leaders to agree on a candidate to become the European Union’s first president.